Thanks, as usual, to Pingas who provided this for me. I totally forgot about this. I actually had another album planned before I spent the rest the night doing nothing at all. Maybe I’ll get to that album if it is any good.
Album Name: Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 8
Artist/Group: EXIT TRANCE (Quake Records)
Release Date: 11/04/09
Nice start to the album. Cute vocals and very cute song. I like, near the end, the part that speeds up a little. It reminds me of Koharu Biyori. Which then also makes me sad that spastic OP was never covered. What a shame. Yes, I think after that Anime House album I’ve seen how high quality the Exit Trance albums really are. Like. How good. Never thought I’d praise them so highly. But I am. Ah, perhaps its because Camry does thing song as well? Hadn’t noticed that on my first listen. She’s getting less and less. Isn’t it sad, Camry?
A little biased here because I really just hate Tomare! and think it is a really terrible song. So while this isn’t awful itself, I couldn’t look past the original. The song itself was pretty listenable. The guitar sounded both cool and out of place. Very awkward. The vocalist did well too. Very Hirano Aya-ish.
Ah, this reminds me I wanted to check this series out. Comedy isn’t my thing but I got a Kanameno poster in my room and the cute lolis keep telling me to go watch it. Good thing I’m good at ignoring lolis. Or am crazy. Anywho, not as spectacular as track one and two. If you could call them that. Spectacular is the wrong word in many ways. Vocalists are very cute. I can’t think of anything else to say though.
Hmmmm… now that I think about it I don’t remember the other SZS OPs getting covered. Is that because they were terrible and forgettable or because they are nonexistant? Mixed feelings. Pretty good but I never really listened to the original. They all match up well to what I remember. And I approve of them pulling off something a little more rockish well.
- Super Driver
More Suzumiya Haruhi? Might as well get it out of the way now like K-ONs OP and ED instead of dragging them out for many albums. Who do they think they are? Nanoha? Pretty good cept the other vocalist made a better Aya.
- Mind as Judgement
Finally, a song I like originally! Butbut… Latte. LATTE. She actually does well here. Sort of. The same problem I see in all her songs. She sounds… muffled. Very low. She can abrely compete with the music. Which was what ruined the Index songs for me. Which has her as an iffy vocalist for me. That is the case here. Atleast the song itself is a badass version of an already badass song.
You disgust me. Get your sorry song out of my face. Make up your own ‘it’s useless, it’s all useless!’ and Trollkastel jokes here. “The remix of “One Winged Bird” is laughably bad.” – kewlmyc
- Staple Stable
Latte gets more songs than CAMRY? Bullshit. That’s right. I said it. Luckily for her, she doesn’t compete with the music as much. But this isn’t as impressive song as the Index songs are track six.
More K-ON? Blah. Not as impressive as the first track. But I don’t know much out of K-ON aside from the infamous OP and ED. But this pretty much all the Camry we get so I’ll take what I’m given.
Lots of good songs toward the end if seems. Appears I was wrong. But I did say I thought this was a common title. Sorry if I messed anyone up. That being said, this is one of those tracks that makes you look up the original. For me atleast. Vocalist sort of suffers Latte-ism. Fighting for the main spot over the music.
- Super Scription of Data
Another one I was looking forward to. But unlike track motherfucking seven, pretty good. The vocalist (which I was seriously dead surprised to see was YURiE) sounded a little soft and didn’t convey the emotion Eiko did in the original. Which made the song so amazing for me when I first heard it. But still pretty good.
I like this song the original. Saki is just really great. I mean, haven’t watched more than a episode but I have some Saki posters on my wall (damn you Megami). This song, however, does the original no justice. You’re just not doing it for me Ma15.
I tried. Oh lord did I try to think of something to say about this song. I was neither impressed nor dismayed. I just didn’t find anything special about the song. I have nothing to say. Which says a lot on it’s own, doesn’t it?明日
Ohoho. Latte. My arch-enemy. One of those songs that have me looking up the original. Latte isn’t completely failtastic here. But still can’t hear her for nothing. But who knows. I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees this problem. I thought it was me but with or without headphones she still sounds the same. Inaudible.
Kanameno again. Like how they’re compiling a whole series’s songs in one album. Leaves room for more variety in future albums? The song itself is pretty fun but the vocalist, MAKI, doesn’t portray the cuteness… cute enough.
- Parallel Hearts
The original song of this lost its novelty quickly but I still was looking forward to this one. Once again, YURiE is surprising. She usually has more powerful roles. She seems… subdued. The song itself is pretty well done. But the vocals and the Nanoha-esque song clash.
- Inner Universe
Oh you have no idea how happy I was this was what I thought it was. This song is a classic. And I was immediately impressed. The song itself may not match the creepy tone of the original but the vocals are great. R.Cena appears again. She did pretty well earlier. She does well again. She has won my liking by doing well on a song I like. Where, unfairly I suppose, I judge Latte at.
- Futuristic Imagination
Another I was looking forward to! Great song, the original. It was a song that really awed me. Something about it literally humbled me. Which sounds dumb but its true. The song itself is really great. I’d like the vocaless version of it one day I hope. The vocals aren’t great but not terrible. Tolerable, if you will.
This series has always seemed interesting to me but I didn’t hear outstanding reviews so I left it be. vocals from YUKI are nice (gotta love consistency) but song doesn’t stand out to me.
- 21st century dreamin’ girl
A first in the Speed Anime series. An original bonus track by Ryu with MAKI doing vocals. I really wish I could say I was more impressed. I could see this being for a popular anime series, easily. But it just doesn’t appeal to me. I’m sure it’s right up someone elses alley.
Fang’s rating: 8/10 (better than some previous releases in the series, not anything amazing though)
Recommended Tracks: Inner Universe (17), KARMA (10)